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Academic Cluster Classes Work on Their Goals with Santa

Santa at the mall

Green and red decorations, sparkling lights, the sound of people busily searching for the perfect Christmas gift, and the whoosh of brakes from a big yellow school bus. It might seem incongruous for the school bus to be a part of this busy scene, but for the past few years, the two academic cluster classes at North Newton Elementary School ... Read More »

26th Annual Bikers’ Run Coming This Weekend!

Conover School Bikers' Run

The 26th Annual Bikers’ Run event is coming up very soon!  Taking place at Newton-Conover High School on Saturday, December 3rd, the Bikers’ Run is a long-time philanthropy effort for Conover School.  Mr. Mike Dyson of the Wizard Lounge in Hickory, began this tradition of making sure that all Conover School students had the opportunity to see Santa and receive a ... Read More »

EdCamp STEM West is Coming Soon!

Edcamp STEM West Logo

EdCamp STEM West: The Unconference Saturday, January 21st at Grandview Middle School Cost: Free! Why: There will be Door Prizes, swag, networking with other like-minded educators, and above all, you will have fun! What: On Saturday, January 21st at Grandview Middle School in Hickory, join a community of educators for an “unconference” of sessions on topics related to the implementation of ... Read More »

November 2016 Board of Education Meeting

Middle School teachers and AP Ashley Pack accept the Green Ribbon School Award

Just prior to the onset of the Holiday Season, the Board of Education met on November 21, 2016 to discuss achievements and initiatives for the month. To open the meeting, Shuford Elementary School students Luke Wilkinson, Ella Cecil, Alex Copeland, and Sydney Knuckles led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Following this, recognitions began. Chris Penley, Principal of Newton-Conover High School, expressed ... Read More »

Jenny Morgan Receives Educator of Excellence Award

Jenny Morgan recognized as Educator of Excellence

Jenny Morgan was recognized Wednesday, November 9th at the Exceptional Children’s Conference in Greensboro.  She was selected as an Educator of Excellence for her dedication, knowledge, and overall outstanding contributions to educating and serving students with disabilities.  Jenny serves preschool students in a variety of settings as well as leads assessment teams in providing services to preschool-aged children.  She is ... Read More »

NCHS & DHS Present – Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit

Law and Order Flyer

Meet Detective H.D. and Detective Cindy as they try to investigate who blew down the three little pigs’ house. They must gather clues and evidence and interrogate other famous fairy tale characters such as Pinocchio, Jack & Jill, and Hansel & Gretel. Written and performed in a similar manner to the popular television series, Law & Order, you will find ... Read More »

TOP TEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS HONORED FOR GRADUATION RATES

Julia Styers, Dr. June Atkinson, and Judy McLaughlin at Top 10 Banquet

For the third year in a row, Newton-Conover City Schools was honored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Durham for being one of the top ten school districts in the state with a 2016 cohort graduation rate of 93.5%.  Mrs. Judy McLaughlin, N-CCS Dropout Prevention Specialist and Mrs. Julia Styers, N-CCS Career and Technical Education/Student Services Director attended the ... Read More »

EdcampSTEM West is Coming to a School Near You!

Edcamp STEM West Logo

Save the date: EdCampSTEM West – January 21, 2017 Grandview Middle School in Hickory, NC 8:00 to 12:30pm Snow Date: January 28, 2017 Register Here: EdCampSTEMWest The EdCampSTEMWest organizing team is excited to share with you plans for an Edcamp with a STEM focus. This Edcamp has everything that you expect from an Edcamp; dynamic conversations with dedicated educators; relevant sessions created by and ... Read More »

Recap: October 2016 Board of Education Meeting

NCHS Teachers present at school board meeting

The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education met on October 17th to recognize the continued excellence and support of our mission by our staff, students and community members. Mr. Chris Penley, Principal of Newton-Conover High School, recognized the contributions of Eddie Brittain and Chrystal Chapman, citing their ongoing dedication to the students of N-CHS.   Dr. Rosanna Whisnant, Principal of ... Read More »

Conover School Fall Festival

Conover School crafts

On Thursday, October 13, the Conover School gym was buzzing with excitement as they held their annual fall festival.  Parents and students were treated to a barbeque dinner, popcorn, and homemade doughnuts. The games students enjoyed were pumpkin toss, building a scarecrow, face painting, bobbing for pumpkins, apple fishing, scarecrow toss, leaf toss and a cake walk.  One of the ... Read More »